Fibrosarcoma – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Fibrosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the fibroblasts, which are responsible for creating the fibrous tissue found throughout the body. When the cancer develops, the fibroblasts in the body lose control and multiply excessively. In turn, this will either create fibrous tissue where it is not supposed to be or in excess quantities. Similar to all other cancers, fibrosarcoma can spread through the body. Fibrosarcoma is also a part of a wider family of cancers known as sarcoma.

The exact cause of fibrosarcoma remains unknown. However, there are certain factors that may increase the risk of developing the disease, such as familial adenomatous polyposis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, neurofibromatosis type 1, nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, retinoblastoma, tuberous sclerosis, and Werner syndrome. Other risk factors may also include previous radiation therapy, exposure to chemicals, such as thorium dioxide, vinyl chloride, or arsenic, and lymphedema, a swelling in the arms and legs.

Known side effects of fibrosarcoma

Fibrosarcoma typically do not cause any side effects for a long period. However, if it does, the side effects depend on the part of the body that is affected. It may cause painless or painful swelling in different parts of the body, and especially in the limbs, a cough or breathlessness, dark stool, vomiting blood, irregular bleeding from the vagina, and the abdomen. Fibrosarcoma affecting the bones may cause persistent pain the tumor area, swelling around the bone, difficulty moving a joint or limb, numbness in areas of the body, and easily broken bones.

Body systems harmed by fibrosarcoma

Fibrosarcoma harms various body systems as it harms soft tissues which connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. It affects soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fibrous tissues, and blood vessels.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent fibrosarcoma

The foods that can help prevent and/or treat cancers in general include broccoli, grapes, ginseng, myrrh, green tea, aloe vera, lycopene, maitake mushroom, soybeans, and wheat grass, according to an article published on the website OrganicFacts.net.

Treatments, management plans for fibrosarcoma

Treatments available for fibrosarcoma include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. There are also alternative treatment options for fibrosarcoma to improve the lives of its patients. These include yoga, meditation, music therapy, art therapy, massage therapy, and aromatherapy.

Where to learn more

Summary

Fibrosarcoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the fibroblasts.

Fibrosarcoma causes painless or painful swelling in different parts of the body, and especially in the limbs, a cough or breathlessness, dark stool, vomiting blood, irregular bleeding from the vagina, and the abdomen

Fibrosarcoma affecting the bones may cause persistent pain the tumor area, swelling around the bone, difficulty moving a joint or limb, numbness in areas of the body, and easily broken bones.

Fibrosarcoma treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

Sources include:

MedicalNewsToday.com

Healthline.com

MacMillan.org.uk

EMedicine.Medscape.com

OrganicFacts.net

EPainAssist.com



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